Mrs. Sieman's 2nd Grade Newsletter!
May 6, 2016
4th Grade Lemonade Day!
2nd Grade Pizza Party
Permission slips for our 2nd grade pizza party were sent home last week. Please return the permission form as soon as possible. Thank you! We are looking forward to a fun lunch celebrating all we have learned this year!
We are also still looking for volunteers! Please let me know if you are able help setup, serve, and clean up. Volunteers will need to arrive at 11:15. Thank you in advance for your help! Volunteers will need to have a background check on file, as well as completed the anti-bullying webinar!
Important Information For Next Week
Mark your Calendar!
- May 18th -Dine-to-Donate @Famous Dave's from 5-7
- May 20th- Field Day!
- May 21th - Geist 5K
- May 24th- 2nd Grade Pizza Party
- May 26th- Last Day of School!
Next Week's Specials
Monday 5/11- Day 1: Art
Tuesday 5/12- Day 2: P.E
Wednesday 5/13- Day 3: Music
Thursday 5/14- Day 4: Art
Friday 5/15- Day 5: P.E.
We are Learning...
This week we will be focusing on how to identify the main idea of a story!
We will continue our study of money this week!
We will continue our fairy tale writing unit. We will be looking deeper into the different elements that make a good fairy tale!
2nd Graders at Thorpe Creek Elementary will be issued a challenge to reduce, recycle and reuse. Students will be asked to think like a scientist in order to design a tool that meets a specific need. The materials for the tool MUST be reusable. We will wrap this up next week. The eggs arrived this week and then are in the incubator. We will begin candling them next week to observe and learn about the lifecycle of a chicken.
Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We will be focusing on 15 new vocabulary words. Those words are: reduce, reuse, recycle, engineer, design, environment, pollution, hazardous waste, compost, landfill, biodegradable, energy, disposable, and conservation.